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The Natural State with Dr. Anthony Gustin

Jun 4, 2018

Most people start a ketogenic diet to reap the fat loss and energy benefits of running on fat instead of carbs, but beginners often struggle during the initial keto-adaptation period – the phase in which your cells adapt to burning fat for energy. 

During this keto-adaptation process, your body goes through fundamental cellular changes that improve how you store and create energy, which takes some time. 

Today, ketosis researcher Chris Irvin, also known as The Ketologist, joins me to explain what keto beginners can expect from their keto-adaptation phase, how to speed up the process and minimize side effects, and how to use the ketogenic diet for optimal health once you're fat-adapted.

Chris Irvin has a background in exercise and nutrition science and he has conducted research about ketosis alongside the famous doctor, professor and researcher Dominic D’Agostino at the University of South Florida. Chris is an expert at taking complex ketosis research and turning it into actionable and digestible information. 

Listen in if you're just starting the ketogenic diet, or want to use it more effectively.